The Talking Water Heater

One wintry day in Chicago, Sam Warm undressed to take a shower. He turned the shower knob to the left to heat the water. As the water gushed out, it felt lukewarm, but, a minute later it turned cold. Sam turned the knob to the right to warm up the water. But there was little warmth. As a matter of fact, it still felt cold. He shivered and immediately got out of the shower. He dried himself with a towel, put on some clothes and marched down to the basement to check the water heater.

Sam couldn’t tell if the machine was working properly or not. He had bought it ten years ago and had very few problems with it, if any. So, he called a local plumber to check it out. When the plumber came a few hours later, Sam showed him the machine. The plumber examined it and noticed a bit of rust around the bottom faucet. He turned the water on and rusty water flowed out.

“Am I acting ‘funny’?” a voice exclaimed.

The plumber, named Jake jerked up and quickly looked around him.

“I hope you have warm hands. I feel cold!” the voice said.

“Who said that?… Mr. Warm?”

“No. Me… The water heater.”

Jake looked at the machine with his eyes wide open. “Wha..?”

“I’ve been here for many years! Hopefully, you can change me for a newer model… I can’t wait to get outta here!… Wanna hear a joke?”

Jake gazed at the water heater with full attention. “Y..y..yea?”

“I’m just getting warmed up,” the heater said with a laugh. “What did the water heater say when the plumber emptied out all of the water?”

Jake said, “I… I… don’t… know.”

“The heater felt drained… ha… ha… ha!”

Jake looked down in disbelief. He began to think what would happen to this magic water heater that could talk. Then an idea came to him. He imagined himself becoming famous and wealthy if he owned this wonderful machine.

“Does Mr. Warm know about you being able to talk?” Jake said to the heater.

“No… It would make him nervous. Can you take me home with you? I know I need to be replaced.”

“I’ll see what I can do.”

So Jake told Sam that the old heater needed to be replaced. Sam asked, “When can you get a new model in and take this one away?”

“As soon as possible. I can schedule something for tomorrow. I do want to ask you if I could keep this old water heater.”

“Sure. That’s fine with me.”

The next day, Jake drove his truck, hauling a new water heater to exchange for the magic water heater. When he came in, walked to the machine and said, “I’m here. Come to take you away,” he told it.

“That’s great! Can’t wait to get outta here!” the machine said cheerfully.

Jake disconnected all of the pipes and hoses. After he drained the water, he eagerly installed a new water heater to replace the old one. After Sam signed and paid, Jake hauled his heavy future money making machine away.

When Jake came home, he contacted a comedy club and told the manager about his talking water heater. The manager laughed in disbelief. But, he set up a time the next evening for Jake to entertain the club’s crowd with his water heater. “Jake and His Talking Water Heater” would be the first act of the evening.

The next evening, Jake hauled it on a dolly into the comedy club. The few people who worked at the club gawked at the huge machine and wondered why a water heater was being rolled backstage into the club. They thought that the club needed a new water heater and Jake was there to install it, but they looked shocked when he hauled it onto the stage. Everyone laughed and mocked Jake, but he thought, I’ll show them.

Jake had dressed up in a coat and tie, and he had covered the heater with a sheet. Jake waited impatiently while the audience slowly took their seats. When Jake came out he quickly uncovered the heater, and said, “I took a look at this old heater at a customer’s house and it talked to me. So, I’d like to present you to him. What do you say, my friend… ?”

It didn’t say anything. It just gurgled. The crowd began to laugh and boo. Jake began to sweat. He nervously asked the heater, “Water heater, tell us a joke.”

Again, the heater didn’t respond. The crowd yelled, booed and threw trash at Jake and the heater. Jake ran from the stage, leaving the heater on the stage. Before the next act, Jake angrily composed himself. Then, he took a dolly and quickly wheeled the heater off. He was so embarrassed he wheeled it into his truck and went home.

When he got home, he kicked the heater. “Why couldn’t you talk?!” But it just gurgled.

Poor, tired Jake walked slowly into his living room and sat down. Ten minutes later, he moseyed to his refrigerator, opened it and grabbed a can of beer.

“I don’t guess you talk?” he asked the refrigerator.

No answer.

Jake thought for a while why the heater didn’t talk. Suddenly he had an idea. He turned off the water in his house and disassembled his own water heater and connected the talking one. After the connections were fixed, it immediately began to cough.

Then it said, “I forgot to tell you. I have to be hooked up so I can talk.””Why didn’t you tell me this before I took you out?” Jake said angrily.”I was going to but I forgot,” the machine said.

Not To The Death, But, To The Pain

Before I really, really, really begin this article, I would just like to say that I got the title from that line in The Princess Bride movie written by William Golding when Wesley the farm boy bluffed Prince Humperdinck into running away from him in fear in a moment of total physical weakness on the part of Wesley, the heroic farm boy. Man, oh man, true love is a funny thing! Some of the best story book moments in life are just that though, ultimate, but successful bluffs that work. Like the coup de coup one-hundred dollar bluff bet in a poker game that is meant to scare the other players into dropping their cards and giving the great bluffer with a poor hand all of the pot without having to split it. I get it.

Life, love, pain and pleasure are vibrations, games, purposeful aberrations meant to make things interesting or whatever you want to call them. But pure existence for good or bad is a serious thing, it is definite. What is, is without a bluff or a trick in store. Existence definitive is the end.

But he most interesting twists are what bluffs and tricks and games are made of. What do you think made the end of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and all of “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” big hits in the theatres? It was the ability of Captain James Tiberius Kirk to bluff and win the game through his bluffs and pat himself on the back for it right down to resurrecting Mr. Spock through the planet his son created. I get it. Through twists and turns, and loops anything is possible in life and out of it.

The soap opera bringing back the dead or the twin, right? Sure, what is not possible in this opera called life really? Sure, this is a humorous article, but it does bring up some interesting realities of everything from existence to more interesting existence. If you can think it up, nothing unreal exists. What is not possible is beyond the totality of consciousness I guess. So, my favorite questions:

Who is John Galt?

Where did God come from?

and the whopper:


That is the whopper that makes everything interesting, does it not?

“Open the pod bay doors please, HAL!”

Then in the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”, Dave Bowman the astronaut disconnects the computer, and goes beyond it in intelligence and perfection via the magic singing monolith at Jupiter, does his fetal days again and goes beyond the infinite and the intimate. They even give actor Keir Dullea a scene where he eats his last meal and becomes an old man decrepit all in one serving:

My God, it is full of stars! The transmission ended with a sequel called “2010: The Year We Make Contact”. We got bluffed again! Another twist. Play the theme music and begin it again!

My name is Joshua Clayton, I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California. I also write under a few pen-names and aliases, but Joshua Clayton is my real name, and I write by that for the most part now. I am a philosophical writer and objective thinker and honest action taker. I also work at a senior center in Gardena, California as my day job, among other things, but primarily I am a writer.

The Talking Dwarf in Our Variety Show Program

It was a long hot summer vacation and school was closed for all of us. We tried to pass the days as spiritedly as we could until we got bored. And then all of a sudden, the Eureka moment struck us! What was it? Read on to find out.

Just like the cultural shows back in school, we planned to organize a “Variety Show program” in the complex we lived.

We started to list all the events of the program including singing, dancing, drama, speech and others. But there was one special event, “The Talking Dwarf’ performed my sister and me, which was full of life and humor.

So how did we create the dwarf? I wore the legs of my green trousers on my hands and put my palms in sport shoes and I was in front resting my hands on the top of a chair. My sister was behind me. She put her hands through the hands of a slit open sweater, of which the back appeared in front of me. My sister had the buttons of the sweater buckled up at her back.

Therefore, the dwarf we created had my hands as his feet and my sister’s hands as his hands. There was a folded saree background screen held by two more participants hiding my sister.

It was an open stage program with no curtains on the floor of our complex where we lived. I talked and addressed the audience, with my hands still (the dwarf’s feet) while my sister’s hands (the dwarf’s hands actually) moved continuously while I talked.

All the families with their children were laughing their hearts out. I also put Nivea cream above and below my lips to look extra funny. So I looked funny and also talked funny. Here goes:

I am a lonely guy. Will no one shake hands with me? Come on up – shake hands and let’s get introduced. I have crossed miles to be in this show to see all of you. I am getting disappointed now. So no one will rise and shake hands with me? At least it is nice to see all of you sitting there and watching me. That naturally makes me happy. I am hopping away because I don’t want to waste any more of your time. By the way, the program is just starting to rock. So stay tuned and there are many more special events to come up. Goodbye.”

Saying that my sister with the sweater, me with the shoes and trousers on my hands and the other two persons who were holding the saree background screen ran away from the scene. And the secret almost got blurted out. But it was worth it. The audience roared with laughter and enjoyed the “The Talking Dwarf” event thoroughly.

We organized the “Variety Show program” in our floor of the complex that we lived for two years in a row and we made a name for ourselves. People in other apartments got to know us better, admired us and gave us all the love we needed.

Rosina S Khan has authored the article, highlighting how we can give some fun and humor to the people around us, making their day as well as ours.

God’s Tenth Avatar: Latest Incarnation of God on Earth to Weed Out Evil and Protect Virtuous

Lord Krishna, assured that in every Mega Age (Yug) He would take the avatar Incarnation) on Earth to annihilate the evil, punish the guilty, to protect the righteous and establish Dharma. In other words, in every age, He would set right the disorder and establish order. This age is known as ‘Kalyug’ (dark age). In 21st Century, the disorder is at its peak. It is high time the Lord take Kalki avatar as assured by Him and restore order. (‘Kalki’ avatar is the tenth and the last avatar when God would visit on a horse with a sword on hand). Accordingly God comes to the Earth for doing His duty. But what is the result? This story depicts in a humorous way the problems God Himself will face should he come to Earth. This story is fully a political satire and not to hurt the religious sentiments of people belonging to any religion whatsoever.

The Story:

The greatest scandal of the twentieth century! A sum of whopping billions of rupees was swindled in a poor country on Earth. Hence, one may guess the toil of millions of poor labourers and tax payers behind that wealth. The loot extended from mining beneath the Earth, to scandals in purchase of aircraft and weapons used on the surface of Earth. There are several stories depicting life in Three Worlds, one on the surface, one beneath the Earth and the other on the sky. It seems our corrupt people realised all the three worlds by extending their corrupt practices in all the three.

The author of this mega scandal was Ramsingh, one of the most powerful politician of the country. Though he was never in election game nor held any post, each elected Government would have his influence on it because the candidates depended on the billions he spent for their winning the elections. The same may be told about industries, trade and commerce and of course film production. Only the actors and actresses who have his recognition could be the successful performers in filmdom.

Normally, before retiring to bed he used to offer prayers to the Almighty. That day also, he was offering his prayers. “Oh God! I have to thank you for enabling me to earn this much wealth. Nobody on Earth can surpass my wealth’.
He could have stopped with this observation. But his next statement was very much provocative. “Oh God! Now I am richer than you. Even you cannot surpass me”.

That moment God decided to interfere. “Why can’t I?” He asked.

Ramsingh was taken aback. He took the revolver kept under the pillow and asked “Who is speaking? Come to the front, otherwise I will shoot you”.

“No, No don’t shoot me” God pretended as if he was afraid.

“Then come before me. I want to see you”

Next moment God, whom he was praying daily, appeared before him.

“Pooh! Are you God? Our film heroes are better looking than you” Ramsingh remarked.

“Is it, Are your film heroes more handsome than me?” God asked.

“Yes, yesterday I saw a film in which Lord Krishna was so handsome that people worshipped him in the hall itself. They won’t recognise you as God.”

For a moment, God had some calculations mentally, then he told, “But he is mortal and will die at any time, whereas I am immortal.”

“So what? Let him live for only thirty years. He has enjoyed everything on Earth. Do you know that he has dozen wives, all so beautiful? Your Heavenly ladies are no comparison to those ladies,” Ramsingh replied.

“Okay, if you think that having beautiful girls is the Bliss, I won’t argue.”

“It is alright, tell me the purpose of your visit”

“I have come here to annihilate you,” God said seriously.

“What? Are you kidding me?” Ramsingh took it as a joke and laughed.

“Yes, so far I took nine avatars and established order. This is my tenth and last. This time, I wish to annihilate one by one and I have chosen you as the first to be eliminated”.

“Why me? There are so many giants worse than me.” He quipped.

“Financially speaking, there are several giants worse than you. But you have committed other offense like murders, rape in abundance. The worst of them was you poisoned your friend to usurp power and after his death you placed your own henchmen in various posts and you have you have deceived billions of people. Be ready to die”. The avatar raised hands to get his weapon (the revolving wheel on his hand.)

For a moment Ramsingh was taken aback. But he was able to recover within seconds and asked, “Oh God, please be patient. Please allow me to ask some questions”

“Okay, you proceed”

“My most respectful God Narayana, had you wanted to punish me you could have done it without showing your presence. But you are giving your Darshan to me which is available only for one in a billion. That shows that I have done some good deeds also. Isn’t it?”

“It is not because of the good deeds done by you, but by your forefathers including your parents. They were feeding thousands of poor, they opened several schools for free learning and constructed several free mansions. They dug hundreds of wells for obtaining pure water. The proceeds of their good deeds ended today. From now onwards only effects of your sins will reach your descendants”

“Oh, God! Every day I used to pray you without fail. One more thing, I used to give a share to you at twenty percent of what all I earned in black”

God was astonished. “What?”

“Yes, I am not bluffing. You yourself verify my accounts. If I get rupees ten, I will give you rupees two. Likewise, if I get one hundred million, I shall deposit scrupulously twenty millions into your temple hundi”(collection box)

“Is it..?”

“Don’t you know that the sanctum in the new temple constructed for you was financed totally by me. I spent nearly a billion rupee for that temple out of the profit I earned through the above transaction which people prefer to call as mega scandal.

God was speechless for a moment.

Ramsingh realised that he was going in the right direction. By this time, he had gathered enough courage to bargain.

“Okay God, let us talk business. Don’t kill me. Allow me to give you a share of half of what all I earn. That is fifty-fifty. I will sincerely put 50% of what all I earn into your temple collection box. Are you happy?”

Before his completing the statement God vanished.

“Oh God, Maha Vishnu, Narayana” he shouted.
“Oh dear, why are you shouting?” his wife who rushed to his bed room shook him to raise from the sleep.

‘Dear, do you know that I was talking with God?”

“Oh it is good, what were you talking with him?” she asked sarcastically.

“Ha, Ha, he wanted to kill me” he was laughing.

“Then what did you do?”

“I offered him fifty percent of my earning, He ran away fearing that he also would become corrupt”

He was having a hearty laugh over the dream he had.

Suddenly there was a great noise.

“Oh what is that?”

The Earth started shaking and the ground below him was divided into two.
Ramsingh, his family, all wealth fell into thousands of fathoms deep.
Next day a telecast from far away country stated:

“Due to a massive earth quake in the poor country, an entire city was plunged into the deep Earth. Thousands of men, women and children were buried. Buildings including huge structures like Temples were buried. Please wait for the complete report”

God has his own way for punishing the sinners.

DR B.Sathyanarayanan,M.Sc (Physics), CAIIB, Ph.D in psychological counselling was a senior manager of a major nationalised bank and got Voluntary Retirement from Service in the year 1997 at the age of 50 with an intention to serve in the academic, literal and social fields. He is aged 70 now and his services are as follows:

He started SPOKEN ENGLISH course and hundreds of students were benefited by it. Several students are getting the coaching at a very low cost because of the support extended by him. A very interesting aspect is that, students are coming from far off places and there is no discrimination of caste or religion and the training includes Muslim and Christian students also. Now he plans to give coaching to failed and average students at a very low cost. A book is also written by him at a very low cost to help the teachers who want to teach English.Because his main subject is Physics, he is teaching Physics as a visiting Professor at Sri Sankara Arts & Science College, Enathur Kanchipuram. His favorite subjects include Nuclear Physics, Theory of relativity, Quantum Mechanics,He is a creative writer and is publishing the magazines ULAGA TAMIL ARANGAM In Tamil and PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE in English. Both contain excellent articles on Philosophy,Science, religion, poems, short stories and plays in Tamil and English respectively..

He got a training in HIV/AIDS intervention with the Christian Medical College, Vellore. He started the N.G.O “SAGODHAR” (Society for Advocacy and Global Organisation Dedicated for HIV/AIDS Research). He is associated with several other N.G.Os working in this field and he is assisting HIV/AIDS affected men, women & children. He is giving free psychological counseling on these issues.

This Will Make You Blush

Recently, I was looking for books on actress and singer Eartha Kitt at my local library and discovered myself. You know, my birthday is soon and youthfulness really is in the head and in the spirit, not in great looks of the body. Age is just a number, and what others think of you cannot matter because before a certain age if they live that long, they do not even know what they are thinking themselves. Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding all died at twenty-seven years old. Some could say stuff like “that is life” and “wow, they were fortunate before thirty to have all that success and die good-looking”, and that type of tripe.

Consider this, though, I actually agree more with Walter Russell, Charles Haanel and Napoleon Hill: If you do it right, all the good things start to happen after forty and into “old age”. The best lives happen this way, you are a loser into your thirties and then one day success happens upon you almost like an executive in their fifties or sixties or Susan Boyle, and you cannot stop the momentum. On the other hand, you could be Donald Trump who did his best deals and stuff young, and has nowhere to go but sideways in the presidency. My point to this “humorous stuff” and this is my serious point: It is all perspective.

Look, if it was not perspective and all outer conditions determining everything: The Indian Hindu and European Medieval Feudal caste systems would not have given way in a sense to the American system and ideas of achieving your dream yourself that we now have here in America and is “infecting the world” in a positive way with the idea that one can get above ground when it comes to growth wherever they are.

So, in reality, okay, I admit it: Losers and winners are made by themselves through their efforts or lack of efforts in the right and wrong places. I know that is a blanket statement. Think deeply about it though. Some people “with it all” squander the opportunity, many with “nothing at all” use their disadvantages as advantages and create greatness for themselves and others, “with it all” live up to “it all”, while many others with “nothing at all”, resign themselves to “nothing at all”. Either way, it is all perspective.

So, to sum up: We make ourselves wherever we are, and I use a quote from the last article I did to really sum up. I know it is a repeat, but we all need this repeat driven home, because without it, even the best of us resign ourselves to permanent failure and failure to look at things differently also. Oh, conjure that spirit of the Rough Rider Theodore Roosevelt and the old American deal where we can conjure our own greatness, I am not even thinking of his cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt right now:

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”

My name is Joshua Clayton, I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California. I also write under a few pen-names and aliases, but Joshua Clayton is my real name, and I write by that for the most part now. I am a philosophical writer and objective thinker and honest action taker. I also work at a senior center in Gardena, California as my day job, among other things, but primarily I am a writer.

Personifying Doors

Hey there! I am using a door closer! That’s what the door nowadays are ATTACHED to. Doors are extensively using door closer, which is making them silent day by day as they are not participating in the noises of every house. Now, they silently watch things happen.

Although door closers have made them externally strong as they are hard to push and pull. They used to get smashed easily, then screaming in pain after it. Now no matter how much force you apply to push them or pull them, they will always have a silent reply to it, as if the door closer was the enlightenment they got which turned them into lord buddha. They even impersonate Mahatma Gandhi, as they only have one answer to the violence, which is non-violence. Peace is their motto now. Silence is their new religion.

But you just can’t leave out the doors who are so beautifully readied during the marriages. They are prepared in such a manner as if they are also going to get married with a bride door. In fact, in marriages, the doors who are noiseless must be called bridegrooms too. The door in the man’s room must be waiting to say, ‘make groom for the bride'(used pun intended). But here’s a catch. Not all doors are treated equally. You still leave the bathroom doors as ugly as possible. In many marriages, only the entrance door’s'(in the case of 2 entrances or maybe 3 or I don’t know, depends on how rich you are) are taken care of. Bathroom doors are still waiting for their decorative days. Racism even prevails between doors. No one realizes this fact that bathroom doors are the most important people in the case of emergency. But as one said, ‘the importance of someone is only realized when it’s gone’. If there were no bathroom doors, you would feel as helpless as an engineering student sitting at the first bench in an exam.

Like, in general, there are more males than females in this country, similarly, there are more doors than windows in the home. But, most doors and windows are very different from each other. Their personalities are poles apart. They can never be compatible with each other. One doesn’t let you involve in his life unless you open up with him, and the other is an outgoing person and everyone knows what’s inside her. There’s a famous phrase, ‘you make a better door than you do a window’, which tells us how this society is judgmental about doors and windows like above. Everyone just immediately jumps on conclusion listening only to one side of the story. But nobody understands this fact that if you try to know more about doors, you can peep through them and see what’s inside them. Although, you won’t be able to know everything about them. But as we say, something is better than nothing.

Also, personally, I hate windows in the way that they let people in too easily. One should be strong like doors, they don’t let everyone be included in their lives just like that. As we know, doors being somehow introvert, the key to their hearts is only provided to few people only. Generally, they lock themselves up, and they only allow the entry to those who know them well. But they should just be aware of the fake people who try to enter into your lives through their fake keys.

“Nothing is permanent in this universe. Even the galaxies rotate around their centers. If some things get stuck in your mind, just rather try to focus on things which make you forget negative thoughts and instill all the positivity in you. When you lose one opportunity, you often find a new one”, one window said to the other depressed one. “So don’t worry, when one door has SHUT down on you, some another will have OPEN arms for you: )” final words by the window, as both, let in air through them.

Minecraft: The Little Mermaid Has Legs!

Have you ever seen The Little Mermaid with Legs? I have, but I will get to that later in this article. Anyway, care to know some super interesting facts about Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”? I’ll try to keep it G rated, but the truth is the truth. Straight forward, honest, and ridiculously hilarious as you’ll soon find out.

This information might make you ask yourself one simple question. Was this movie really meant for kids?

Let’s get right to it. The Little Mermaid was perhaps my favorite Disney movie as a child. Yes, I guess I sort of had a crush on Ariel, but what boy didn’t?

Now with the fun facts:

In the musical version of The Little Mermaid, Ursula sings a love song about Triton, her brother. A little strange, huh?

Ursula is undoubtedly based upon the famous drag queen, Divine. Does that surprise you?

Ursula’s sidekicks, Flotsam and Jetsam, are her prized possessions.

Why was Sebastian a red crab if he had a Jamacian accent?

Aladdin was jealous of Prince Eric, he felt if he looked like him, he too could have Ariel.

Now onto the good stuff. The things that you might just wish you didn’t want to know. The things your kids don’t know, and I don’t advise you telling them anytime soon, however you will get a good laugh from this. I will warn you, this might make you dig up your old Disney movies. Especially The Little Mermaid. It would be unfortunate if you didn’t find this has humorous as most I share it with.

Now for the craziest facts about the movie:

A few things to note about Disney’s “Ariel”. First do you know how old she was in the movie? Sixteen. Yes, 16, most people would never guess. Surprisingly, I learned this while at a Disney resort this year during a trivia game by the pool (yes the trivia girl looked a lot like Ariel if you must know).

Did Ursula have Legs? Yes. In fact, when Ursala had legs, she was called Vanessa. Not exactly a name for such a wicked woman.

Lastly, the illustrator for the cover of the movie was about to be let go from his wonderful Disney career. He wasn’t too happy about this, I’ll tell you why. Consequently, he drew in a “dildo” on the first production cover to “stick it” to Disney. Funny, but true.

Seven Bollywood Heroines Taller Than Their Heroes

Many actresses like Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif are taller than a lot of the male stars.

There was a time in Bollywood when heroines weren’t supposed to be taller than their heroes. In fact, if an actress, no matter how good looking she was, or how good her acting was, was way too tall, she had a lot of trouble finding work in Bollywood.

However, in the present times, things have changed to a large extent and they have changed for better. Now-a-days, most of the top actresses like Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif are taller than a lot of the male stars and have absolutely no difficulty sharing the screen space with them. Bollywood as a whole has become a lot more accommodating when it comes to the way the heroines are perceived. Let us take a look at some of the heroines who have worked in movies where the heroes were shorter than them.

1. Deepika Padukone stands tall with a height of 1.74 m. She has worked with Shahrukh Khan in two films, Om Shanti Om and Happy New Year, who is a tad bit shorter than her with a height of 1.73 m. She has also worked with Saif Ali Khan in movies like Cocktail, Love Aaj Kal and Saif is quite shorter than her with a height 1.7 m.

2. Anushka Sharma, just like Deepika was a model before she entered Bollywood. She is really tall with a height of 1.75 m and has worked with a much shorter Salman Khan (1.7 m) in Sultan last year. She has also done movies with SRK like Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Jab Tak Hai Jaan, who is also a little shorter than her with a height of 1.73 m.

3. Katrina Kaif is one of the most gorgeous actresses of Bollywood and is really tall with a height of 1.73 m. She has worked with all the three Khans, Aamir Khan (1.65 m), Salman Khan (1.7) and Shahrukh Khan (1.73 m), two of whom are shorter than her except SRK who has the same height as her. She has also worked with Saif Ali Khan in Phantom, who is also shorter than her with a height of 1.7 m.

4. Sonam Kapoor is another leading lady of Bollywood who is extremely tall with a height of 1.75 m. She has worked with Salman Khan in Saawariya and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and he is quite shorter than her with a height of 1.7 m.

5. Sushmita Sen was the one of the few leading ladies in the 90s who was really tall with a height of 1.75 m. She has worked with both SRK and Salman in movies like Main Hoon Na. Maine Pyaar Kyun Kia and Biwi No. 1. While SRK is 1.73 m, Salman is even shorter with a height of 1.7 m.

6. Tabu was another Bollywood heroine in the 90s who was very tall with a height of 1.74 m. She was more of an art house actress but in one of the commercial movies she did in the 90s. Saajan Chale Sasural, she was taller than her leading hero, Govinda who had a height of 1.73 m.

7. Shilpa Shetty was another tall actress from the 90s with an height of 1. 74 m, who worked with Shahrukh Khan in Baazigar. He was a little shorter than her with a height of 1.73 m. She also worked with Salman Khan in films like Auzaar and he was a lot shorter than her with a height of 1.7 m.

Finding Humor in Pet Peeves

Pet peeves. Every single person has one. Whether you hate when people chew with their mouth open, or when people use the wrong form on your or you’re, you still have some sort of annoying habit you can not stand. Here is you chance to vent your frustrations. Tell me what gets on your nerves. Get your frustrations out in the comments below. But here’s what I want you to think about. Think about how angry and annoyed that habit makes you and I want you to find a little humor in it. I’m going to tell you what I find annoying just below here and then I’m going to find the fun in the situation and turn it into a good thing.

I work at a bank so I come in contact with lots and lots of people every day, so I see lots of different habits people possess. One of the most frustrating things people do at a bank are complaining loudly in line about how long things take (when there is a perfectly good ATM outside that can take care of that deposit). Now, I told you I was going to find the fun in this situation.

Even though I may be irked by the sighs and complaints of my customers, I know that I will always come in contact with people who are angry for whatever reason, and I must try to turn the situations around. For example, today I started telling a story about what it must have been like when we used the barter system trading chickens. I mentioned how funny it is how sometimes we come across counterfeit bills at the bank and how funny it must have been for someone to try to barter with a counterfeit chicken (clearly this is absurd).

But who knows!

Maybe that stupid silly story was exactly what a grumpy customer needed to hear to start their day in the right direction.

My challenge to you. Think of a story about a person or situation that you may consider annoying and frustrating and write it all out. But then, turn around and find the fun in the situation. Laugh at it, because that’s what we really need to do. We need to laugh. Especially at such silly things as pet peeves.

The Flintstone Look

I have begun to have trouble seeing my shoes when I stand and look down at my feet. I can’t see my belt buckle either. When men age, the gut drops. So far, I have not discovered an exercise that will reverse what has happened to me. My body has begun to look like the body of cartoon character Fred Flintstone.

Animation studio Hanna-Barbera created the Flintstone cartoon series, which many folks found to be funny because they seemed to have modern appliances that were powered by feet, small animals, dinosaurs, wind, or most anything except fossil fuels or electricity. Each episode centered on Fred Flintstone, a big-hearted, big mouth bumbler, who never gets a break. You may have heard the saying, “Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then.” Rarely did Fred get lucky, and if he did, he squandered his fortune, or he would be “the sucker that no one gives an even break.” Yet, everyone loved Fred because he was true to his family and friends. Sad-eyed Fred admitted that he was wrong or stupid. Everyone who watched that show forgave Fred, because he deserved it.

Fred’s body was shaped like a block of wood with rounded corners. We never saw his body, but we did see how his animal skin hung on that body. I doubt that Fred could stand up and still see his shoes either. Oh, yeah, right – Fred did not wear shoes (or a belt). His short friend, Barney Rubble, also sported the block of wood look. Indeed, I think every caveman in that show looked that way. Yet, their women looked great! Fred and Barney’s wives had the hourglass curves, and their animal skin clothes must have come from Bloomin Rocks (Bloomingdales) department store.